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Georgian Antique Horrocks, Miller and Co Presentation Framed Yarn Display c.1820

Georgian Antique Horrocks, Miller and Co Presentation Framed Yarn Display c.1820

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Georgian Antique Horrocks, Miller and Co Presentation Framed Yarn Display c.1820

Circa 1820 

A George IV era framed yarn presentation display board by Horrocks, Miller and Co. 

The company was formed by John Horrocks in 1791. John Horrocks was the son of Mr John Horrocks, a quarry master and manufacturer of millstones at Edgworth near Bolton. At the time, the cotton business and the textile industry was expanding and John Horrocks was interested in the business possibilities. He originally bought two or three frames to spin cotton and started his business in his father’s factory. The yarn produced was sold to a Mr John Watson, who occupied the first cotton mill within Preston. After a disagreement with Watson and realising the potential of the textile industry, John Horrocks set up his own business in Preston.

By 1815, the company was called Horrocks, Miller and Co. Thomas Miller began to work for the Horrocks brothers in 1802, specialising in clouding, which was a different type of yarn developed by twist and colour, and was achieved by running two yarns of strongly contrasted colours through separate pairs of rollers.

By 1840, following the death of Samuel Horrocks and his son, there are no references or records of any involvement of the Horrocks family within the business. After the death and retirement of many members, Thomas Miller became the sole proprietor of Horrocks, Miller and Co. Miller was a popular figure within the community having purchased the estate and manor of Singleton in Fylde and became one of the largest landowners in Fylde. He was known to be a very generous man and donated to many causes including the rebuild of his local church.

Talks between Horrocks, Miller and Co. and Crewdson, Crosses and Co. Ltd took place in 1885 but it wasn't until 1887 when the two companies merged to become Horrockses, Crewdson & Co.

fantastic piece of social history that was moist likely manufactures as either a memento to hang in the factories buildings or as a sales shop display unit to show off what they had to offer for potential clients. 

59cm X 48cm

Condition - In overall good condition with minor scuffs to the painted frame. 

Item No. 2992

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